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  • HLT23215 / HLT33115

Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

At a glance

At a glance

Start your career in the health industry with this entry-level dual qualification that will give you the skills to work as an assistant in nursing (AIN).

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Food Services Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Ward Assistant (hospital)
  • Hospital Laundry Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

HLT23215 / HLT33115 Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start in the health care sector with this entry-level dual qualification. This pathway is perfect for people looking for the foundation skills needed to assist in a diverse range of health care settings. Health care workers are in high demand in Australia with forecasts expecting more than 50,000 job openings in the next five years. This qualification will give you the knowledge to work as an assistant in nursing (AIN).

Develop the skills you need to comply with infection prevention and WHS, interpret and apply medical terminology, and recognise healthy body systems. You will also learn how to transport clients and carry out nursing assistant duties in a range of settings. Our highly experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support and one-on-one guidance you need to successfully transition into the health care sector.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an AIN. It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in this field.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS026
Transport individuals
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCCCS012
Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS010
Maintain a high standard of service
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
BSBFLM312
Contribute to team effectiveness

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must be in your senior years of high school as well as meet the following criteria:

  • program selection must reflect your SET Plan options
  • academic achievement should support your selection - a pass in Year 10 Maths and English is highly recommended (if you do not have a pass achievement you will require a support plan from the school explaining how they will support you to successfully complete the program)
  • you must be enrolled, have regular attendance and remain in school for the duration of the program.

Vocational placement

During your course, TAFE Queensland will arrange a vocational placement for you in a health care facility, so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider. You may also be required to cover the cost of travel and/or accommodation necessary to complete your placement.

You are required to complete 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You may also be required to purchase uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Need to know

You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement.  Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

Immunisation Documentation:
You must provide a full vaccination history for all of the following vaccination regimes, including serology evidence of immunity where indicated. If you have a copy of your childhood vaccinations please email a scanned copy of these to studentmanagement.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.  If you require further immunisation you will be advised.

  • Hepatitis B - you must commence or have undertaken an age appropriate course of vaccination.  Students must not undertake an accelerated course of vaccination. To prove immunity you will need to have a blood test (serology) after the completion of the full vaccination course.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • dTpa (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) - provide evidence that you have received a booster within the last 10 years.
  • Influenza vaccination is recommended but not mandatory.
  • Completion of the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Tuberculosis Screening form.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
  • Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
  • TAFE Queensland strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.
  • Vaccination and serology evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland